JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Courage to act despite fear

Tuesday April 19, 2011 #308

 “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the perception that there is much more at stake.”

~Robert Morrisette

Often you know exactly what must be done to move forward on something important in your business or personal life.  And you don’t act due to fears of potential consequences.  You wish for the courage you see in others who seem to act fearlessly while you stand still.  How do they do it?  The reality is they likely share the same fears as you.  The difference?  Their courage lies in their ability to understand what is at stake and move despite their fears.  Often the first act of courage is simply to ask more questions, to understand more fully the context, and be able to move due to a better perception of reality.  Then, if it is truly important you will act.  Take a moment to reflect on something you have not done though you know you must.  Start asking the questions to gain the context necessary to move.  And then move!

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